In recent years, New York has implemented and updated laws against harassment and discrimination in the workplace. This may come as no surprise; the numerous scandals and the #MeToo movement have brought these issues to the front of the national conversation. Individuals who have experienced harassment or discrimination must take certain actions before filing a
By: Sarraf Gentile LLP The government encourages, rewards and empowers individuals who publicize fraud in the financial industry. The two most powerful and lucrative tools for outing fraud in the financial industry are the SEC Whistleblower Program and the CFTC Whistleblower Program. Both programs were created in 2010 as part of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street
Now that you have successfully filed a Confession of Judgment, obtaining the money that is owed to you seems effortless. Well, it’s not that simple. Why? A Confession of Judgment is simply a type of judgment, and like all other judgments, it does not guarantee payment. While this device allows you to obtain a judgment
You just heard about a budding business and you’re looking to invest. You’re excited to help the young company grow, so you agree to lend some money. The owners are ecstatic! They send you what’s called a “convertible note” – what is this? If you’re an investor that’s been presented with a convertible note, this
Thinking about starting a new business? Let’s pause for a minute and weigh some important considerations before you start the hiring process or sign that commercial lease. First, protect yourself by setting up an entity. In the unfortunate event that a lawsuit is brought against your business, a company that is properly set up and well-maintained
Over the last two years, the big crypto craze has the public buzzing about how to get involved in the crypto space. You’ve deciphered the differences between crypto-this and virtual-that, and read anything and everything crypto-related. So now you’re thinking of kick starting a crypto business of your own. You’re ready to form an entity
Let’s say someone wronged you, and you’ve been going back and forth with them for months in an attempt to resolve things. You’ve finally agreed to settlement terms, but you aren’t sure you trust the person who stiffed you in the first place to comply. To help with this, your lawyer is recommending you have
In Part 1, we gave you an inside look into the beginning phases of a merger and what you need to know to hit the ground running. In this Part 2, we’re wrapping things up with details to keep in mind for the final stages.
Merging businesses can be a daunting task. There are many assets at stake, lots of parties involved and numerous steps to consider. But, mergers can give companies the chance to grow their business, eliminate competition, and diversify their overall goals.
Updated: September 11, 2020 If you live in New York City, you may have heard about a new regulation dealing with the hiring of freelancers. Whether you’re a freelancer or a business that relies on independent contractors, you may be asking yourself… What even is this? The Freelance Isn’t Free Act, or Local Law 140 of
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